The [lastfm]Beastie Boys[/lastfm]’ latest studio effort, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1, may be released in September, one year after its original planned release date.
The album’s release was scheduled for September 2009 but was postponed after Adam “MCA” Yauch was diagnosed with early-stage salivary gland cancer. According to MTV News, the treatment has been successful and Yauch is making great strides in his recovery.
Yauch told Entertainment Weekly, “It was really disappointing to have to hold the record and postpone the tour, but doctor’s orders [sic]. We may or may not [release it] depending on how my health is come September. We want to but we have to play it by ear.”
He also told the magazine that the band will be reviewing the album to ensure it is their best work yet.
“We finished the record over a year ago, so we want to take a look at it and re-evaluate and make sure it is what we want to put out there and that we are still happy with it.”
The Beastie Boys, who formed in 1979, have released seven studio albums over the course of their career. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
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